Peanut Butter Brigadeiros Recipe with Jacqui Saldaña from Baby Boy Bakery
This month we travel to Brazil with our Little Passports World Edition box and can’t be more thrilled! Brazil has proven to be one of the most beautiful places in world holding with it rich history, kind people and delicious foods. While Brazil is known for many things like soccer or fútbol as they call it, Mila and I just learned that deep within Brazil lies the most highest quality amethyst in the world! As a parent, what I love most about Little Passports is that it curates engaging learning activities and offers fun items for little ones to explore the world.
Mila was obsessed with the actual piece of amethyst in her World Edition box this month and it even came with a magnifying glass to give her a closer look. After finding Brazil on the map we set out to think of something delicious to create inspired by our travels. Of course, Brigadeiros we learned are one of Brazil’s most beloved sweet treats. What is not to love about tiny bites of rich chocolate fudge coated in a handful of fun toppings?! Because we are big time peanut butter fans we added a nutty twist to ours. You can do the same with any nut butter your family enjoys! Of course we added a colorful sprinkle touch. These are simple to make with your little ones and so yummy. Careful chocolatey hands ahead, but all is well when they end with these tasty little bites!
Peanut Butter Brigadeiros
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Cooping spray
- Mini cupcake papers
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
Step one: In a large deep skillet on medium low heat, melt one tablespoon of unsalted butter.
Step two: Once the butter is melted, add 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk and stir. Keep in mind, you’ll be stirring continuously now and you don’t want to step away for long. Keeping a close eye will help it not burn.
Step three: Add in three tablespoons of smooth peanut butter and stir until it has melted into the sweetened condensed milk.
Step four: Next sift in three tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Now, you’ll want to stir until the mixture becomes a thick chocolatey texture.
Step five: Once it becomes a nice, glossy, thick chocolatey texture, pour it onto a greased plate to cool. Place the plate with your chocolate mixture in the refrigerator until it cools completely. It will get stiff and that is what you want!
Step six: While it cools, get your toppings ready. We used crushed peanuts mixed with sprinkles. You can use whatever toppings you enjoy most! Get creative!
Step seven: Once your chocolate mixture is completely cool, use cooking spray to grease your hands and grab about a tablespoon or so of chocolate. Roll it into a ball, dunk it into the toppings and place it into a mini cupcake liner or a plate lined with parchment paper.
Step eight: Continue rolling your Brigadeiros and using cooking spray on your hands as necessary to help you roll them into smooth little balls.
You can enjoy them right away or store in the refrigerator!
This recipe is so much fun to get your little ones involved with! I say, have them choose the toppings that will coat the Brigadeiros! Let them roll a few of them and get their hands chocolatey! It is so much fun and just gets excited about where we will head next!
We have been having so much fun traveling to different parts of the world with Little Passports. I couldn’t recommend the World Edition subscription more! Last month we traveled to Japan and made Fruit Sushi, this month we learned all about Brazil. Where should we visit next? Let us know what your favorite country is!